2020 Democratic Candidates Answer Question About Raising Middle Class Taxes to Pay for Healthcare
Democratic candidates for 2020 presidential election said they would raise taxes on the middle class to pay for their healthcare proposals during the first night of a two-night debate on July 30.
Many declined to answer yes or no, and instead opted for longer answers.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) declined to answer directly, saying the “total costs” would go down. She later said that companies don’t have a “God-given right” to deny access to healthcare and added that hospitals are weighed down by a bureaucracy perpetuated by insurance companies.
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said that it’s a distinction without a difference, indicating people would pay higher taxes but would pay less for health care when they’re doing the opposite right now. He said he didn’t mind being called a socialist and that the label wouldn’t affect his policy proposals.
Author Marianne Williamson said that she would fight for healthcare but was cut off by moderator Jake Tapper. more here